“Fathers, take care of your children or face the law” says Education Minister

St. Jean

The Minister for Education has issued a stern warning to dead beat dads, that government will no longer tolerate what he refferrred to as their constant neglect.

Petter St. Jean says government is “fed up” with the issue of parents who neglect their children, especially fathers.

“We have too many child givers and too few fathers. Too many men in Dominican society who just see their role as giving some lady a child and when that child grows up and does well, hear them saying that’s my child,”

The Minister said legislation will be strengthened to ensure that parents who willfully abandon their children are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

“I want to send a warning to parents who for whatever reason decide to neglect their children. The Education Act makes provisions for parents to be prosecuted if they renege on that responsibility and more so the fathers of Dominica,” he added.

He said the responsibility is equally that of the mother and the father, “and if we have to use the laws to pursue those delinquent fathers, we will do that”.

The education minister was addressing a consultation on Universal Early Childhood Education last week.

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91 Comments

  1. accountant
    August 12, 2013

    Brong it oNNN!!!!!! to thod=se dead beat s**kers. Watch out, not ur mother u listening to and u forget u have a CHILD and one on the way. When i ask u for something for ur child u want to bring back the past about what i did (as though u didnt do anything)and tell me how u not giving me nothing for child and how u will pass her on the streets and dont care!!! me nah bother wif u, ur time coming!!!

  2. rachael
    December 6, 2012

    U can not say mothers just want money.My ex wanted the house,car,boat,buisness,and he didnt want to paychild suport.I didnt care I can get more things I just wanted my daughter.I got my daughter my ex Dosnt call her and only sees her Three times a year.My ex has not went by the court papers.one time he got her and refused to bring heso i Drive Three hours to get her.this is what I deal with and my daughter has to deal with him talking about me.I dont know If theres anything I can do but my daughter as a mom you want to protect your daughter from this but I dont know what i can do.

  3. Me Camem
    March 27, 2012

    Does it make a difference whether the child is in America, England Dominica? The question the right minister fialed to adddress is whether the law will be applied universally, or whether it is going to be business as usual?

    The responisbility of raising children must belong to both parents. But the immmorality of society, and the irresponsibe decision made by some of our sisters have significantly contributed to the poor job being done by whom ever is raising our children.

    – Black children all over the place are suffering, and society seem to accept it because criminality activity justify the existance of some institutions.

  4. jerseydomnican
    March 27, 2012

    my never gave my mom not a dime thank god for my mom brothers an sisters who raise me to be the man i ma today and i talk to my dad help out sometimes but will never tell how i feel he should know,woman have kids for man that can’t help you take care of your children

  5. Shirls
    March 27, 2012

    Reading all these different opinions has made me think, alot of women are to blame but no one stops the man from taking care of his child, some of them know it is there children and denys it making the mothers look bad so they won’t have to pay child support. so if all the mother can get is the money to help her, why the hell not, it’s not easy to raise children alone, and when men don’t want to spend their money to help mothers I say cut out their damn dicks so they won’t make more. It is not always the woman fault, men willfully go out and get women pregnant with all their nice talks. Call us women stupid if you want but is true, they are in love with the women until you get pregnant, and lie to the other woman and any one who will listen to them saying IS NOT MINE. So is about time the gov’t and the courts do something about it or it will continue.

  6. oh please
    March 27, 2012

    FAIL!! Forcing a man to be a father has failed in Amerikkka and everywhere else.

    Having them face the law won’t do anything but make criminals out of them. The children suffer even further in the long run.

  7. March 27, 2012

    WHEN YOU SEE DEM OLD MEN WALKING ON THE STREETS GOING THEIR WAY AND CANNOT DO NOTHING FOR THEMSELVES NA FEEL SORRY FOR DEM CAUSE IN THEIR YOUNG DAYS THEY WERE TO BUSY BREEDING THEM LADIES AND TURNING THEIR BACKS LEAVING THE FULL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOTHERS.NOW THEY GET OLD AND WRINKLE THEIR DICK CANNOT STAND UP NO MORE TO DIVE IN THE HOLES DEM COMING WITH PITY ON DEM FACE

  8. Law and order
    March 27, 2012

    It is all aout education. We need to educate at school from an early age about responsibility in sexual behaviour. Time for us as a ntion to break the cycle of female abuse from slavery.
    Our young women need to b educated to think highly of themselves. Our men can farm to feed their families, our women must be more responsible about sleeping around. Birth control should be made readily available to our young people with education about the effects of poverty in childhood.

  9. aha moment
    March 26, 2012

    plenty of dead beat dads in dca, a lot of it have to do with how they were raised…with no sense of morality. i dont know where black men lost their pride and sense of purpose, where they lost their pride in posession and strong sense of family. how can you eat when you dont know if your children had food today? how can you leave your daughter prey to older men who will support when you dont while all the while paying in essence to be the first to get a taste? how can you let your children’s mother suffer like that….sigh. I long for men you straighten their back and get some INTEGRITY!

  10. Andy
    March 26, 2012

    While I agree with the decision to make fathers who don’t support their kids pay, that only covers the financial aspect. What about emotional and physical support? Some women just want the money and they don’t want the man to spend quality time with the child. So I hope with that he,the ministry or the Government puts in place court order visitation and all that good stuff!

  11. Chien lawe
    March 26, 2012

    Well is time he and his cabinet give teachers,police,firemen and all civil servants a fair salary and salary increase

    • Shameless
      March 27, 2012

      If you cant afford to support a child on what you are making then dont have one! There is something called a condom/ cap and other forms of birth control. We have to stop treating our kids like they are a sexually transmitted diseases. After all, the sex was sweet and we made a decision to have it so why blame your lack of responsible thinking on an insufficient salary. SHAME ON U!!

      Did you not know the salary problems before you said uhhhhhyeee and aiiyyyeeee? It should not matter if is a bum you make and the child is the result. That child should always be treated as gift and blessing in disguise. Cant wait to hear you give that excuse to a judge when you are required to pay child support.

  12. (.) (.)
    March 26, 2012

    I am in no way in support of “Dead Beat Dads” but what about the greedy, envious, gold digging women who are never satisfied with what they get? There are dads who will give whatever they have (sometimes very little) but these women will go around saying that the child is not getting anything or even go as far to court just to get him to pay more.

  13. pinkpowderpuff
    March 26, 2012

    Fathers are mating but daddies are caring! So men who lay down to have a baby must stand up to be a daddy.

    Life is sexually transmitted.

    • Elle
      March 26, 2012

      Even if u grab dem by der balls 99.9% just der for the ride….. They don’t care wat they have or were they put it….

  14. jerseydominican
    March 26, 2012

    its about time someone do something but you have to look at the woman too becuase they put themself in that place you can have sex but make sure that man can take care of u and urchild before u have a child for him if can’t take care of the kids he have how is he going to take care of yours ?

  15. roro baby
    March 26, 2012

    tell my child father watch out

  16. Roseau
    March 26, 2012

    children need their father as much as their mothers . It takes two to make a child , parents need to teach their boys at an early age that when they become fathers they need to be with their children in every thing .missing one year in your child life is a lot . And fahers need to be good father so their sons can see it in them .Anyway we need somethng about those hard working teacher at the preschool on DNO they werepart of the consultation .

  17. FED UP DOMINICAN
    March 26, 2012

    ‘Dead beat Dads’ ‘Sperm Donors’. Yes there are alot of them in Dominica AND elsewhere.

    While I fully agree that these men should be made to pay for their childs upbringing, I have to wonder why some women continue to get into situations like these.

    You have ONE child and the man deserts you, why oh why do you have 2,3,4, ect. (and all for different men). Are you always thinking that this one will be better than the last.

  18. massacre
    March 26, 2012

    Bring it on Mr minister, i want to be first in line. I live in the states my sons dad works at dowasco and he sends him $100 US dollars every six months mind you he has his own home rents out the downstairs and drives a good car, his excuse being he has other kids and mortgage to pay and how things in usa is free or cheap. Please model this child support law like the usa so wages can be garnished and dead beats can go to jail. Funny thing is when i was back home i got my money with no hesitation because i would be at dowasco in a hot minute. I hope to god the minister not just running his mouth and really fix that nonsense finally

  19. Shameless
    March 26, 2012

    Well nuff government officials, police, fireman and male teachers will be occupying room’s in stocky soon papa. To now deceased former officers had 58 and 56 children each respectively and one former businessman (deceased) from Massacre had 69 without lost.

    When one of the former officers retired and and became a magistrate he starte a campaign claiming every mouth shall be fed. The sad thing is he forgot that he did not feed the mouths he had brought to this world. Sometimes I think he was doing it out of remorse for what he neglected to do.

    I hope paternity testing becomes a staple when presenting evidence and a special family court is set up to speedily try these cases. I will take a nanny and spice when that law pass because this will help eleviate some of misery I see in my country. Too many jabals riding around in SUV and living in big house with dead beats while their children cant even drink a cup of clean water.

    • Ti-Mamai
      March 26, 2012

      Amen to that. thank you for speaking the truth.
      I would like to urge all members of parliament to stand and proclaim their support for this bill when it’s introduced to the house of assembly.
      If i may suggest something, the law should be able to give employers of fathers who have been ordered to pay child support, the authority to deduct such moneys from their employees paychecks and forward it to the court.Now we can start tracking these dead beat fathers through their social security numbers.

  20. villager
    March 26, 2012

    know that the good citizens are the architects. Start with those POLICE.

  21. Ken
    March 26, 2012

    Mr. Minister you cannot legislate good fatherhood, citizenship and stewardship. It also comes from the top. Are you also going to legislate marriage? You may want ask your boss – the bachelor, Skerrit first. Good fatherhood comes from an atmosphere of moral leadership from all aspects of society. Yes man will go to jail and then what? Lock them up ad throw away the keys or give them jobs and education?????

  22. proud dominican
    March 26, 2012

    These men should be ashamed. I wonder how they sleep at night knowing that they ignore their very own child/ren and but is there for their step child/ren. How they make their bed so they sleep. Thank God, most of these children turn out to be successful because of prayers. When a mother has it hard, she always pray, and God listens. Mothers, don’t fair, keep the faith.

  23. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012

    GOOD FOR THESE WOMEN THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO SAY GE A CONDOM THEY TOO NASTY SO GOOD FOR THEM THEY HAVE MORE THAN ONE MAN SO LET IT BE

    • Zafer Dominik
      March 28, 2012

      just remember!( chaujer!)is a woman dat make you..

  24. March 26, 2012

    MANY PEOPLE COME ON DNO TO COMMENT ON TOPICS AND THEIR COMMENTS MAKES NO SENCE WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE NIGHT STAND.I AM A MARRIED WOMAN WITH 5 CHILDREN AND BECAUSE OF ANOTHER WOMAN INVOLVE IN MY MARRIAGE SHE HAVE A CHILD FOR MY HUSBAND AND THERE WERE DAYS MY FAMILY HARD NOTHING TO EAT MUCHLESS TO SEE MY HUSBAND COME HOME.THE SITUATION WAS SO BAD THAT IN ORDER FOR MY FAMILY AND I TO KEEP OUR HEAD ABOVE WATER WE ENDED UP IN COURT WHERE HE WAS ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT. AND SAD TO SAY WE HAVE THESE DEAD BEAT DADS AS POLICE OFFERS AND THE LIST GOES ON.

  25. LIMINGLUCY
    March 26, 2012

    IT’S ABOUT TIME, GONE ARE THE DAYS WHERE THESE MEN HAVE TEN PLUS CHILDREN AND THEY JUST GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS….PUNISH THEM !!!!!

  26. LR
    March 26, 2012

    And i just wanna make this last statment…i was in a conversation with and italian male friend and he was amazed to have been in south africa and thenn come to the caribbean and see such behavior from our men…i asked him why he had not kids and wife and he said no because he sails half of the year it makes no sense to be away from his family all that time” he also said that he couldnt believe one man has two three four kids with seperate women and they all know…he said to me its something he noticed with “black nations” not wanting to be racial or anything he was careful with his words..question is why so many of us black families cannot stay together as a unit? and when will our women stop making kids for tom dick and harry when they already have kids they are not taking care of?

  27. well well
    March 26, 2012

    Okay, I might get blasted for that one eh,

    stop denigrating those parents who, THOUGH UNMARRIED, create a home for their family to be together. because some folks get married and their homes have more bad vibes than those who are unmarried. we see people living irie all the time and as soon as they get married. BAM its like the enemy infiltrate they cannot stand each other…. LIVE AND LET LIVE PEOPLE, each to his own.

    • I CONCUR
      March 26, 2012

      amen god bless those who married or unmarried, take care of their children and place higher value on their children well being than their selfish desires.

      because to be adult is to do the adult thing.. children do not ask to be born, they come into existence because of us. and regardless of whether we married or unmarried, in love or out of love we owe them our respect for their innocence and our protection as their parents.

      …. I MAY NOT BE MARRIED TO YOU, BUT I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR MY CHILD, WHICH IS A PART OF ME.( EVEN IF WE MAY DISAGREE).. THE LOVE THAT YOU SHARE WITH MY CHILD WILL RETURN TO YOU THROUGH MY LOVE ALSO BEING POURED OUT UNTO YOU FOR BEING A LOVING MOTHER TO MY CHILD. WE AGREE TO DISAGREE FOR THE MUTUAL LOVE AND BENEFIT OF OUR CHILD.. THAT IS BEING HUMAN AND THAT’S BEING AN ADULT…

      MORE TO BE VALUED THAN THE LOVE WE SHARE FOR EACH OTHER, IS THE LOVE FOR OUR CHILD.

  28. LR
    March 26, 2012

    hope they make DNA testing cheap because on a real plenty ready mades but still too i think men need to get down from their high horses and step up to the plate and do their jobs….sometimes you married have a family, think you secure and the man still leave you..so thats why i shall not have kids or i might just turn to artificial insemination..seem better that way if they gonna live you to do all the parenting….#ijs

  29. marigot
    March 26, 2012

    RUBBISH BOUT ONE NIGHT STAND, SHUT UP!!!!! A SPERM IS A CHILD, JAIL THEM IN AND OUT TILL THEY DECIDE TO HELP THEIR KIDS, A WOMAN ALWAYS HAVE HER KIDS FROM BIRTH WHAT SHE EATS THEY EATS, THOSE WORHTELLS FATHERS MUST HELP

    • dude
      March 26, 2012

      i likeur toughness. throw their bottom la jull if they willnot care for their chidren. andsome of these women need to stop openin their legs becausea man have a suv or a big radio

  30. March 26, 2012

    A CHILD IS NOT AN OBJECT .IT COULD BE ON A ONE NIGHT STAND OR NOT ,IF A WOMAN REALIZES THAT SHE IS PREGNANT SHE IS THE ONLY ONE TO DECIDE TO ABORT THAT CHILD .WHEN EVER A MAN WOULD SAY I DO NOT WANT A CHILD ;HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER TO USE CONDOM OR ABSTAIN FROM SEX BECAUSE IT IS TOO LATE TO RUN OFF.TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.IF HE HE DOUBTING THAT HE IS THE CHILD’S FATHER GET A DNA TEST.THE TOPIC IS NOT ABOUT ONE NIGHT STAND OR YOU DO NOT KNOW A MAN WELL ENOUGH ;IT IS ABOUT TAKING CARE OF YOU CHILD WHICH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY NOT OTHERS.NOT ONLY SINGLE WOMEN GO THROUGH SUCH A BAD EXPERIENCE MARRIED ONES ALSO.

  31. Mouth of the West
    March 26, 2012

    I agree that there are dead beat dads out there. But let us not forget the dead beat moms who believe that once they make a child the father have to provide everything. Anything the child need they harass the man for money like is his child alone and they refuse to go and get work for them to do. And second of all if you have a man that not working pull up on block everyday and he plug you throw the child. Don’t make sense have the child and then take the man to court for money he doesn’t have. Women need to make better choices.

  32. March 26, 2012

    how do we just get up and make statements expecting to sound like we are doing the right thing or saying the right thing.
    Dominica we talking about we,why not take a stept in the pass,see how the big men of Dominica used to treat our mothers.
    check the estate owners and the trend they set.
    check the last names of Dominicans and you will see how we get to this stage.
    it would be good to try to encourage people to get married, give incentives to young people to get married,use your ministery to educate the young people and not your muscle.

  33. hmmm
    March 26, 2012

    am not blaming any father. all the man wanted was sex, he never wanted a child. the women should know they have to protect themselves. u not going to have sex unprotected with a man u just meet or just start a relationship with. u want to have unprotected sex get birth control..we women to like to open our leg for any man that say i love u.. most of the men cant even take care of themselve how the hell they can take care of a child and we want to take him to court. i just find women need to blame themselve for the men cant take care of their children..i am a woman and i have sex, but i protect myself. no man can think that they can get me pregnant..if my man say he ready for his child then yes but if he is not i popping pills like vitamins tablet..i wish all women will think like me so they will not embarrass themselves going up and down in court..women be independent. man dont owe u. many people may not be in favour of what i say, but if all women was thinking like me life would be better..

    • Sigh
      March 26, 2012

      If a man doesn’t want a child, he should use a condom. Both parties are responsible.

    • Lady
      March 26, 2012

      you sound like the kind of woman that would say if a woman got raped she deserved it for dressing provacatively. Granted women need to be more carefull about who they have sex with but why should the man be any less responsible because the woman knew before hand that he did not have his lapo bonday! AS a man if you know you cannot support yourself then protect yourself too! it takes two….

      who said as a woman you have to be embarassed to take a man to court for child support? The man should be embarassed because if he was doing the right thing in the first place it would never go to court.

      Your thoughts show the kind of person you are.

      That said child support should lead to mandated salary deductions so those men who are working and not taking care of thier children would have no choice in the matter. Because ‘hmmmm’ whether you believe it or not thier are dead beat dads who are perfectly capable of taking care of thier children.

      • Shirls
        March 27, 2012

        Lady I couldn’t agree with you more, and even if I as a mother I did not take my children father to court, let me say to other mothers do it if you want too, because some men love kids but not there own mines are the same thing.

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    • hmmm
      March 26, 2012

      I Agree with you 100% and maybe more. We women don’t think then blame the men. Blame is to be had on both sides.

  34. Domerican/Possie
    March 26, 2012

    Before you decide to prosecute deliquent fathers, be sure that the children belongs to them. Have DNA tests done before you decide to take fathers to court. There are a lot of men in DA who are caring for children who are not theirs; the sad thing is that a lot of these mothers are aware of it and they still continue to take money from these men. A lot of women have to be a bit more responsible and truthful in their relationships.

  35. Nou Nou
    March 26, 2012

    I have a good suggestion. Create an updated computer generated system where men and when must show proof of dependents or no dependents. Also what their contributions are towards those children proof in receipts or by other means. If it is shown that they’re not contributing then they should be denied a passport or paperwork for visa to other countries. The US embassy always ask visa applicants (temporary, visiting or permanent) to provide information about their dependents. Many lie about this over and over again leaving behind their children for the mothers or grandparents. The government should inform the various embassies or immigration offices of the new addition to the applicants police report which is dependent information. If you’re taking care of your babies, you shouldn’t be allowed to travel anywhere!

  36. high risks
    March 26, 2012

    He said the responsibility is equally that of the mother and the father, “and if we have to use the laws to pursue those delinquent fathers, we will do that”.

    he said equally that of a mother and father yet he is being biased by saying he will pursue the delinquent fathers.

    wat about the good for nothing, filthy mouth, lazy, greedy, nasty and paranoid mothers? wat about those mothers for attention sake appear to be mothers infront of court and when the door close its a whole other vibe! mind u i am a woman and i been thru stresses with my husband’s child mother and its amazing the things women do for a man’s attention and could give 2 shits and a half about the well being of their own child! u have a woman broadcasting infront of her own child the ghetto name of her anatomy where her child came from and how hard she takes her business!

    the courts have to be open and unbiased! that full custody lies with the mother is juss a bunch of bull shit! its not the norm that father’s take mothers before the court for custody juss for attention there must be some underlying reason! its amazing that the first thing the magistrate asks is how much is the monetary support and how often do u pay as if that is the only important thing to a child! my Lord!

  37. mystic man
    March 26, 2012

    Well i do hope hat goes to als the ministers the lawyers the police men and all the big boys who go arround swinging thir sticks
    God bless.

  38. K
    March 26, 2012

    Bravo! It’s about time!

  39. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012

    not only fathers…..mothers tooooooooooooo!!!

  40. LR
    March 26, 2012

    goood one!! too many fatherless and motherless kids but still some women need to stop breeed for them disgraceful men!!

  41. wortless
    March 26, 2012

    finally the Gov’t has decided to take a step forward.

  42. awa
    March 26, 2012

    My father never support me but i remember back in my younger days when i got a scholarship to go high school is he that was boasting oh that’s my child. Thank you Jesus my son has a dad who is there with him all the way. Is about time delinquent fathers and mothers be dealt with.

  43. Jade
    March 26, 2012

    No, Mr. Minister so if i decide to teach my child at home (preschool age), u going to charge me…because preschool is 1 cents these days…i glad for all u wit all all u money

  44. concerned
    March 26, 2012

    Let the girl know to close their legs also. They are as responsible as the fathers.

  45. Bull Crap
    March 26, 2012

    Am not one to agree with any politician but on this one.My friend i back you one thousand percent.Any man can have a child, any man can go out and get a woman pregnant but it takes a father to raise that child. Their is a word for that its called responsibility. And its high time this so called men in DA that can afford to top brands to take care of what they help put on this earth. Don’t get me wrong am not saying all man, their are some men out their that step up and those i applaud full heartily but those guys that are just sperm donors. Be what u claim to be. Be a man.

    And i will add this as well to the ladies. If u meet a guy that already have one or two kids but yet u never see them with him or see his doing his father duties. What makes u think he will do it for yours. stop being fulled out their.

    Then is coming from one man to you all. THINK FOR YOUR SELVES.

  46. March 26, 2012

    THAT IS SO TRUE IT IS A CRIME SHAME ON THESE DEAD BEAT DADS JUST SPREADING THEIR SEEDS WITH NO WATER AND FERTILIZER TO NORISH THEM. AND WHEN THE DAY OF HARVEST THEY TAKING FRONT SIT AND ALL THE CREDIT THIS IS MY SON/DAUGTHER.FATHERS HOLD ON TO YOU ALL RESPONSIBILITES OR ELSE CRAPO SMOKE YOUR PIPE.

  47. Update
    March 26, 2012

    So true…This is why God’s Word (the Bible) is so clear on family matters. A child needs a home with two parents. I sometimes pity the stresses that single parents have to face with either one or more children. Where is the support of the other parent. Money is not all. Children need love, attention, guidance and so much more to go through life. Parents, let us honour our responsibilities.

  48. Rastafari
    March 26, 2012

    Finally!!!! Force them to take responsibility for their actions.

  49. D/A parentareabusers
    March 26, 2012

    the court system is a major problem here too…..the money that is being ask of some of these fathers who actually can afford is ridiculous…

    what can say …women have always and will continue to bear most of the burden in society

  50. DA4LYFE
    March 26, 2012

    Get the dead beats father to many of those running around the places. All the D’cans that were fuming about the gays cruise coming to D’ca should’ve no problem backing legislation that aim to keep the nuclear intact.

  51. Grace
    March 26, 2012

    Excellent,Dominica has some real dead beat, it’s about time some hard rock law pass.

  52. IS THAT YOU HEAR WII
    March 26, 2012

    well saidddddddddddd

  53. Travaile
    March 26, 2012

    What we need are education welfare officers. Welfare officers whose focus is soley on the school and the livlihood of the children within it. We need to start taking strategic measures in order to hold people/parents accountable for their children. A plan of action is need, one that make little provisions for errors. We talk too much in Dominica. If you need help in that area, I am willing, always.

  54. yep
    March 26, 2012

    DNO please note the mnister’s name is saint jean and not st.jean

  55. Travaile
    March 26, 2012

    I am in total agreement with you mr. minister. Let us not forget the dead beat moms as well, who I believe are worse than and can cause more harm to the child than the dads. But Mr. Mininster, u tend to say alot which is very easy to do, we’ve been hearing u alot, belching bubbles, i hope u will be always readily available to but some action wwhere ur mouth is when u are called upon. Just saying.

  56. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012

    That is just feel good talk.

  57. D/A parentareabusers
    March 26, 2012

    and you guys must start giving birth control in the high schools also….teach them to not have kids unless it planned and this problem will be reduced…….

    it is time we Dominicans need to stop the hypocrisy…I’m all or sex after marriage…but the fact is these kids are having sex and getting pregnant and they continue this wild behavior into their twenties and thirties…..

    so pound it into their heads at an early age….please start administering birth controls in high school

    • D/A parentareabusers
      March 26, 2012

      so if these fathers decide to avoid their financial responsibility ……you know you will be receiving sensible court payments instead of 5 dollars a week….which is what most of these dead beat dad in Dominica can afford to give anyways

      • D/A parentareabusers
        March 26, 2012

        nou nou….naaah :wink: but in many cases though….i have to agree with you…the kids would have been better off… they would have been in heaven…do you know what some kids go through man….some kids get sexually abuse form the time they are born and it last till adulthood…what kind of life is that….

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    • D/A parentareabusers
      March 26, 2012

      correct: birth control products

      • Nou Nou
        March 26, 2012

        In your case maybe abortion would have done the trick. Sorry DNO, I just couldn’t help myself :( . I’ve seen this on multiple boards here just running at the mouth.

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  58. Shirls
    March 26, 2012

    If I was in Dominica right now I would kiss that Minister for he is so right, men like John Riviere and Glenroy Charlie Roots Toussaint of New Town should be sent to jail for 25 yrs each for not taking care of their children. John gave me twin say is not him to please a woman, today that child is a U.S. Diplomat the other a successful business man, so tell me mothers after all your struggle wouldn’t U want these men to go to jail with one meal a day? they luckyif I was the warden they would get bread and water alone while these children are our there struggling to understand what did they do why he does not like them.

  59. de talk
    March 26, 2012

    I agree to that,my mom had three children with my so call father.what a dead beat father,this man never help my mother,to me he is just a sperm donor.now that my brother and I grow up,and do well for our self that NO good father wants us now,please to me he is not even existing

  60. March 26, 2012

    THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE A LONG TIME AGO BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.
    I KNOW MANY WOMEN IN DOMINICA WHO THINKS THAT IT IS BAD TO TAKE A MAN TO COURT IN ORDER FOR HIM TO TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN BUT THESE SAME WOMEN WHO HAVE REALIZED THAT THE MAN IS NOT TAKING CARE OF THE FIRST CHILD MAKES A SECOND AND MORE CHILDREN WITH THAT SAME MAN.THESE WOMEN HAVE NO OR VERY LOW SELF ESTEEM .THEY NEED TO GROW UP AND THINK OF GETTING MR.BIG BECAUSE ONLY SOMEONE WHO IS LITTLE MINED WITH NO HEART WILL ABANDON THEIR CHILDREN AND CALL THEM MY CHILD WHEN HE GETS A GOOD JOB.

  61. Papa Dom
    March 26, 2012

    and what mr. minister is the government going to do about those hard back men, some in position of authority, who abuse young girls? What is the government going to do about men who use their position to take advantage of women, have multiple “sexual partners” and promise all of them marriage?

    • Mouth of the West
      March 26, 2012

      Men in position of power do not force women into their beds. Women go of their own free will. As long as the women are of age and consent to sex let them take what they get.

      • FED UP DOMINICAN
        March 26, 2012

        100% in agreement. Just the fact they have a so called high position or from a certain family, some women see $$$ signs and will do anything to get them.

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  62. March 26, 2012

    AMEN TO THAT GOVT OF DOMINICA ON THAT ACTION. THOSE BASTARDS HAVE TO FEEL FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN. THEY NEEDS TO BE CASTRATED
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  63. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012

    Bravo! Don’t forget some mothers too.

  64. Looking in
    March 26, 2012

    It is true that some ‘men’ are not fathers but are just ‘sperm donors’. They run away from their responsibilities and leave the burden of raising the child on the mother. That is a shame.
    On the other hand some women know the kind of men they are yet they still allow them to ‘give’ them children.
    Make these men pay for child support at least, if they do not want to be a part of the child upbringing. Make the law so the courts, or other authorities can tap into their income if they refuse to pay. It is long over due.

  65. BRAIN DAMAGE
    March 25, 2012

    I am in full agreement with that, and especially the parents who do not send their child/children to school.

  66. Satelite
    March 25, 2012

    I agree with this law, but i wish to stress that a much closer look MUST be given to some mothers, cause I am one for sure that will use this law to cause my child mother to take up her responsibility. I am not in Dominica, my child lives with my mother, and I hear my child by phone twice a day, the mother who is in Dominica speaks to the child if she is lucky maybe once a month. And that’s just a tip of the iceberg.

    Hope this law is not a FATHER’S LAW, but deals with both.

    • high risks
      March 26, 2012

      i am in total agreement with you! too many times it is stressed and over stressed that fathers dont support their kids yet when the opportunity arises for them to the court themselves cast a blind eye to the plight of the father who is dying to be withhis child and favours the mother becuz ” full custody is with the mother” where the hell dat came from? seriously? u and i have a daughter, as she is born i am no longer have as much right as the mother? sadly this is crippling society becuause 99.5% of prisoners up at stockfarm had no father figure growing up!

  67. Nature Boy
    March 25, 2012

    Well said. I agree, TOTALLY!!!

  68. DADDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    March 25, 2012

    Tell that to my father…from since i can remember he never did his duties..and our mum struggle….now look at him…my sons my sons!! hmmmmmm

  69. Dominique
    March 25, 2012

    There are actually dead beat dads in Dominica? I am shocked. Neglecting precious children? Isn’t Dominica one of the most righteous country in the world. This most be a typo.

  70. OB1
    March 25, 2012

    Okay so what if a girl get pregnant on a one night stand. The guy then says I do not want the child, or want you to have my child. She then goes ahead and has the child, why should he be held responsible?

    • Hmmm
      March 26, 2012

      He needs to be more responsible. If you don’t want a kid don’t go in without protection. I can’t expect anything better from him anyway- he had unprotected sex during a one night stand he was an irresponsible man to begin with… now why kill a child because of this.. let him pay! She was irresponsible too BUT at least she is doing the responsible thing- preserve life and deal with the consequences of her action.

      • Letmetellyou!
        March 27, 2012

        What she needs to do is feed her child on her own!!!! That is what. i am a woman and I hate to see woman go make make a set of children and then run down man for money. Protect allu selves!!!!!

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  71. zor
    March 25, 2012

    yes-i! talk to them Peter!

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